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When it comes to gender, some outlets – especially on the left – just don’t get it. ‘If only they knew what was going on’, so many parents lament. But the truth is very different: more often than not, it’s not a question of ignorance but of fear. In this long read piece, we delve …

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Media roundup: Medscape, UK, and Texas

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. Genspect, an international organization giving voice to parents with children and young people suffering from gender confusion, has been featured in several prominent mainstream media outlets recently.  Genspect is contributing valuable and factual input to the conversation on the explosion of young people seeking to medically transition and the …

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Critique of JAMA article on the impact of media reports

By JL Cederblom, an independent researcher, republished with permission. This paper (Association of Media Coverage on Transgender Health With Referrals to Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Clinics in Sweden) is rather interesting. It was published a few days ago and made headlines right away, but I hadn’t read it until now. It takes its format …

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What Genspect has done: Our 48 achievements so far

At Genspect, we’re doing so much work making change in the world that sometimes we forget to let you know just how much we’ve achieved, and just how busy we are. So here’s a list of what we’ve done since we launched: Intervened in a large number of specific and sensitive cases via our parent …

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Genspect in Texas: What the ‘Sex in the City’ reboot can teach parents about gender-questioning kids

On Tuesday February 1, 2022, the Dallas Morning News, which last year printed a bold editorial on pediatric gender medicine, just published a piece by Stella O’Malley entitled What the ‘Sex in the City’ reboot can teach parents about gender-questioning kids. (The popular show from the late 1990s about single women in New York City …

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Sweden to release new standards in March

Independent journalist Jesse Singal just did a remarkable interview with a Swedish investigative journalist who has reported on the medicalization of gender-questioning youth in Sweden and the radical changes in how that country now helps such young people. The Swedish journalist, Carolina Jemsby, was one of the makers of the Trans Train series that aired on …

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The Questions Journalists Aren’t Asking

Written by a Genspect parent Like so many other parents, I felt a few shaky, nervous glimmers of hope seeing high-profile news outlets like the New York Times and Washington Post publishing stories in which doctors and psychologists are allowed to express their concerns that some gender dysphoric children are not receiving appropriate care and …

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More story ideas for the New York Times to provide balance

Genspect sent the following email on Saturday to the New York Times about this article, Doctors Debate Whether Trans Teens Need Therapy Before Hormones, published on Thursday January 13, 2022. Thank you for this article that came out this week – we at Genspect truly appreciate the New York Times starting to tell the complexity of this story. We …

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North American medical schools prioritize ideology over science

Pour la version francaise, allez ici. The Economist last week published an important piece on the ideology now influencing medical school curricula in the United States called Trans ideology is distorting the training of America’s doctors, with this ominous subtitle: Fear and ignorance are infecting medical education. The article then documents instances in American medical schools …

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2021: Year in Review

Genspect was launched in June 2021 – and what a year it has been! In less than six months, Genspect has had a global impact as a voice for parents of gender-questioning young people. Here are just a few highlights of what Genspect has accomplished in the last half year: -Hosted the world’s first conference …

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